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Sequestered by her mistress at Fintry Castle on the Scottish coast, Hexy Garrow sheds seven tears from her past, which are swallowed by the waves. When the water joins those tears, it completes an ancient ritual that summons a mythical prince who is everything that Hexy has ever desired in a man. Original....

Title : The Selkie
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ISBN : 9780505525314
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 358 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Selkie Reviews

  • Lake Oz Fic Chick
    2018-11-02 21:45

    In this twentieth-century fairy tale, Hexy Garrow is a paid companion to Jillian Foxworthy, an overendulged blonde who is holed up in a castle on the Scottish coast. When Jillian leaves her fur coat on the beach, she sends Hexy after it. Lonely, heartbroken, and grieving for her lost brother, Hexy takes a few minutes to weep at the edge of the water and her tears bring selkie prince Ruairidh O'Uruisg into her life – preceded by his fur, naturally, which Hexy mistakes for her employer's coat. When the prince, in his human form, comes after his pelt, the selkie and the sad girl discover that the survival of the selkie race depends on their intertwined destinies. An atmospheric romance with a shape-shifting twist.

  • Janis Bonner
    2018-11-12 18:38

    More, please.Enchanting yet the conflict is dramatic and the book is full of all the elements of good story telling.wellies are very sexy.

    2018-11-11 17:56

    While I was expecting a Selkie - it IS titled The Selkie after all - the time period was surprising. Set in the 1920s - a time period mostly neglected in Romancelandia - in a drafty old castle in Scotland, well, at least in part.There is a bit of insta-lust but it's likely due to the compulsion spell. And...I can't help but wonder if the h's employer set her up. Let me explain.Our h doesn't realize she's a speshul snowflake - a rare person who can fully mate with a Selkie. She also has no idea that her Irish roots stem from a line with Unseelie blood. I doubt her employer does either but...her employer I suspect does know the summoning spell, recognize the H's skin for what it is, and quickly realize that the h's allergies will cause her to unintentionally perform the spell.So she goes out at the request of her employer (she's a companion - combination lady's maid and confident) to find her employer's fur coat left on a rock supposedly. She's got hay fever bad, though in this case it's more apt to call it yew fever. She sits on a rock, feels a bit sorry for herself, her nose runs, she sneezes, her eyes water, etc. Then she finds the "coat" and takes it back to the castle. Her employer packs it and takes it on a trip. H shows up at the rock, looking for his fur, and discovers the spell. He goes hunting and ah... Let the games begin.There's a bad guy naturally, who must be vanquished. The bad guy has managed to get inside the h's head so she's compelled to take some awful chances. It gets the bad guy killed and she also finds what happened to her brother but...It's an interesting read, somewhat convoluted, but interesting.

  • Gail
    2018-11-02 18:54

    In many ways, “The Selkie” resembles most run-of-the-mill romance novels: poor writing, heavy foreshadowing, and predictable plot. But I tend to forgive these sins in a book that captures my imagination. “The Selkie” fails to do so for four reasons. First and foremost, sister is fcking a seal! In order to produce an image of a magical-man-seal good enough to convince the reader to suspend reality, the author ends up describing a totally physically unappealing hero (slicked back hair, small ears, weird eyes, total lack of body hair, etc.). Moreover, the hero and heroine have no connection beyond a magical physical attraction (i.e., no banter or other reason for me to believe they suit one another), and perhaps as a corollary of that fact, the plot is no fun for any character. I’m always game for a good meet-join-marry-pregnancy plot, but these two characters get so little joy from the process that I felt totally unattached to them. Finally, the author commits the cardinal sin of romance novels, creating a female protagonist who is no more than a pawn; she makes terrible decisions, constantly creating her own peril, either because she’s simply an idiot or is too weak to fight one bewitching force or another (e.g., a man's prejudices, her employer’s will, or a mystical creature’s enchantment). A listless heroine donking a sea animal? No thank you.

  • Ambre
    2018-10-25 14:56

    What a wonderful surprise! The cover on this led me to expect the usual overwrought, purple prose romance. Instead it is an elegantly written, well researched romantic fantasy written in an old fashioned style.People who are fans of mass produced romance might not like it. It is a different style- more Bujold than Moning. The leading man is not a bohunk, the leading woman is not a vampire slayer. But I loved it- very fairy tale and lovely.I think it would get better reviews if it was published as a fantasy instead of a romance, honestly, and had a more descriptive cover. I recommend it for romantic fantasy fans. It is not explicit enough or fast paced enough to appeal to PNR fans.

  • Jennifer
    2018-10-31 15:35

    Even though I gave this book an average rating, it ended up being a pivotal book for me. I probably picked it up because it had the folklore element of selkies, and I've enjoyed fantasy and revisionist lit for a very long time. This book became my introduction to what would come to be known as paranormal romance.

  • Heather
    2018-11-02 16:59

    While Melanie Jackson has a lovely way with prose, The Selkie storyline was very two dimensional. Throughout the book, I felt that it was an imaginative story trapped in a shallow romance novel. I kept hoping that it would somehow rise above it, but sadly, it never did.

  • Jennifer
    2018-10-25 16:37

    Yea, I get that it's a romance, but this was way too cheesy for me. Wasn't convinced of their "love" at all.

  • Jessica Smith
    2018-11-10 17:47

    Need some brain trash.

  • Diane Carlson
    2018-10-27 17:41

    Feel good fantasyThis was a feel good fantasy. Even when the language was difficult to comprehend at times, I figured out the meaning and was a nice read.

  • Andrea
    2018-10-20 20:40

    I loved it and I do believe she us going to be a fav author.

  • Priscilla Lopez
    2018-11-08 19:53

    Great Read different and enjoyed it.I found my self being pulled more into the plot and my imagination taking over . I really enjoyed this book .

  • penelopewanders
    2018-11-13 18:48

    I do enjoy stories about selkies... this one is set in the 1920's in Scotland, although that doesn't make so much of an impact. Fun, quick read.

  • Kristy
    2018-10-16 21:53

    This was way too slow moving for me. 5 chapters in and not nothing was going on, so I gave up.

  • Lizzie
    2018-10-14 14:41

    I'll have to write more later.Elegantly written, wonderful visuals, excellent storytelling, overall a beautifully told sweet romance. i loved it!

  • Mariah
    2018-10-23 17:49

    for some reason I just didn't like this story, it had a good base, it just didn't click.

  • Hillary
    2018-11-03 13:59

    Loved it.